Visual and Performing Arts

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Dr. Dawn K. Batson
Chairperson for the Visual and Performing Arts
Professor of Music and Director of Florida Memorial Steelband

Mr. Melton S. Mustafa
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Jazz Studies and FMU Jazz Band

Mr. Mel White
Coordinator Recruitment
Director of Vocal Studies and the Ambassador Chorale

Dr. Nelson Hall
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Church Music Program and FMU Chamber Choir

Ms. Nicole Yarling
Assistant Professor of Music
Coordinator of Instrumental Studies and Director of FMU Pop Ensemble

Dr. Richard Yaklich
Associate Professor of Music
FMU Director of Assessment

Mr. Alvin L. Pondexter
Professor of Art
Visual Arts Coordinator

Dr. LaToya Davis-Craig
Director FMU Dance Ensemble

Mr. Keith Allen
Theatre Manager, Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts



Carol Caselle
Vocal Studies

Dessalines Ford
Applied Studies/Music Education/Music History

Melton R. Mustafa
Jazz Studies/Applied Studies

Errol Rackipov
Applied Percussion/Music Production

William McKenzie
Director, FMU Concert and Pep Bands

Reverend Jerome Symonette
Applied Studies/Church Music



Patty Fleeman
DVPA Secretary

Ann Payne-Nimmons
Office Manager, Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts